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My School updated for 2018

07 March 2018

A revamped My School website has been released today, giving the most up-to-date information about all of Australia’s schools.

  • The 2018 update contains:
  • 2017 NAPLAN results for schools
  • 2017 school profile and population data
  • 2016 school financial information, including capital expenditure and sources of funding.

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NAPLAN Online: automated essay scoring

25 January 2018

The Education Council has determined that automated essay scoring will not be used for the marking of NAPLAN writing scripts. This decision was taken in December 2017 with a statement released today.

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New literacy and numeracy initiative to support teachers

18 January 2018

Today, ACARA has released the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions – an important new tool to assist teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum: English and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.

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Digital Technologies in focus: update

11 December 2017

Over the past six months, ACARA’s Digital Technologies in focus project lead, Julie King, along with other members of the DTiF team, has been travelling around Australia delivering workshops to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

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Response to article in The Conversation

24 November 2017

Read ACARA’s response to an article in The Conversation about standardised tests being ‘culturally biased against rural students’.

National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions

26 September 2017

As part of the National STEM School Education Strategy, ACARA and the NSW Department of Education are developing National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions for use by teachers in the classroom.

The learning progressions are an important tool to assist teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum for English and Mathematics.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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